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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
  • Get around bustling and congested NYC easily with more than 30 bus stops
  • Explore New York City at your own pace and create your own itinerary 
  • Choose between multiple ticket options to fit your wants and needs
  • Upgrade to a cruise to see even more sights, or a sparkling night bus tour
What to Expect
Redeem your Big Bus voucher for a pass at any stop along a NYC route by simply showing it to a Big Bus staff member before boarding. Either choose to complete the 2-hour city loop and learn fun facts about New York from your guide as you go, or hop off and on at any of the stops to create your own self-guided tour of the city. If you’d like to visit a lot of attractions or areas, you can plan your itinerary ahead of time. This pass helps you get around throughout your day without the hassle or expense of getting cabs or navigating the public transportation system. Some areas you can see and stop at include Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square—it's up to you. You can upgrade your Big Bus ticket to include a night bus tour or a sightseeing cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live guide
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3 pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excited to be in THE New York City and anticipating our first adventure we joined the Downtown Hop-On Hop-off Tour. Instead of being overwhelmed with enthusiasm and interesting facts from our host (that we expected to be a brand ambassador for this great city) we...More

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Dwayne was our tour guide on this very informative bus tour of New York city ! He was brilliant ! very funny and endless knowledge of the city.History of the city, homes of the celebs and great places to eat drink and visit...I thoughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve just come off the RED line downtown tour with DIANA as our guide, she is superb! Funny and informative. Clearly passionate about her city. Now eating lunch in a restaurant she mentioned called Ollie’s Sichuan, delicious Chinese. Great way to spend an hour and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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We have been to NYC numerous times and never taken a bus tour. We had our teenage granddaughter with us and thought it would be a good way to see more. The first day we did the blue loop. The guy had a German accent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over in NYC for a week with my wife to experience everything the Big Apple has to offer. Make things easier purchased the New York Pass which includes a one day pass for the Uptown and Downtown routes on the Big Bus Tour. Guides were...More

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17 September 2019|
Response from EvilHT | Reviewed this property |
You can get off and on the bus as often as you want to. Just remember where the stop is to get back on! You can also change from one route to another as long as it’s a bus from the same company. The operators will give you... More
11 September 2019|
Response from Marilyn G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure, sorry. They are a great way to get around town, that will be the Macy’s day Parade so the whole downtown will be screaming busy. Once you are there, you can ask any of the guys that sell the tickets on... More
9 September 2019|
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Response from Australia-Burwood | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts for two hours, departing every 20-30 minutes between 7:00pm and 9pm. For what i understand Big bus doesn't run any cruise only bus night tour.
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